Pirates formally assign Morton to Indianapolis

The Pirates removed Charlie Morton from the disabled list and formally optioned him to Triple-A. Morton made five rehab starts with Indianapolis while on the disabled list.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Charlie Morton went 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson went two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/24/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Durham 9-1, led by a great outing by Charlie Morton.  Morton pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on two hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ broadcaster Scott McCauley, nothing was hit hard, the one run came on an infield hit to third, and Morton retired the final 14 batters. Brandon Moss broke the game open with a grand slam in the eighth...

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Daniel McCutchen to start Saturday?

The Pittsburgh Pirates still don’t have a starter for Saturday, although it’s looking more and more like that starter will be Daniel McCutchen.  Charlie Morton would be the only other option, but Morton is scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis.  If Morton does start, then that would pretty much confirm that McCutchen will start Saturday, which was his next scheduled start for Indianapolis. McCutchen had his...

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Justin Thomas and Steven Jackson called up

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates may have called up right handed pitcher Steven Jackson, and purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Justin Thomas.  Thomas will take one of the two open spots on the 40-man roster, and the addition of both players will fill up the 25-man roster. The Pirates still have no starter for Saturday, so my guess is that Jackson was brought up to help out the bullpen for the next...

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